Thursday, March 22, 2012

UPDATE: Confirmed! Microsoft and Nokia Doing the Smoked By Windows Phone Challenge in the Philippines Right Now?

"What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas."

That's what the guys at Windows Phone Blog said regarding their infamous (or now famous?) Smoked By Windows Phone challenges that started at CES.

It seems that Microsoft and Nokia has teamed up to bring the said challenge here in the Philippines thru the "Smoked by Nokia Lumia" name, similar on what they did on India. A number of posts on Nokia Philippines' Facebook page from a few persons has started to appear just 8 hours ago.

Phones that just got smoked include the Apple iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Omnia Pro - which runs on Windows Mobile, and a BlackBerry Torch. It also looks like that the Nokia Lumia (I'm not sure what device did they used here) lost against a Sony Xperia phone.

What we don't know at the moment is what are they offering for this challenge, when and where are they doing it.

We're reaching out to Nokia and Microsoft now for a confirmation. And hopefully, we're expecting to get some videos and/or photos for you to see.

UPDATE: Nikka Abes from Nokia has confirmed to me that they are indeed holding the Smoked by Windows Phone challenge at the Microsoft Innovation Universe @ SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3. It started last March 21 and will be until March 23. So what are you waiting for? Visit the Microsoft and Nokia booth now and see if your phone is faster than Windows Phone! For more info about Microsoft Innovation Universe, click here.

Watch more Smoked by Windows Phone videos at the Windows Phone Blog.

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This pathetic attempt by MS and Nokia is really getting annoying.  Do participants even get to create their own challenges?  I know my low-end Android phone could smoke a Lumia simply by toggling Wifi settings on/off.

The challenge just implies "[...] that Windows Phone is simply faster at the everyday stuff they do on their smartphones", and yes, as far as I know, takers are the one who will decide on what "everyday stuff" they want to do. :)

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